In Local Politics, Environmentalism Counts

(DGIwire) — Are voters concerned with environmental policies and issues at the ballot box? Research shows that at national-level elections, the environment barely comes to the surface. Instead, voters are prioritizing many other issues: the economy, national security, health care, education, immigration. Americans—even self-identified environmentalists—put the environment and climate change near the bottom of their […]

President Declares That Climate Change Is Making Us Sick

(DGIwire) — Until now, climate change has almost always been framed as an environmental issue or social cause. It has been presented in a context closer to a “save the whales” campaign than a massively dangerous peril to the public. All that changed on April 7, 2015, when the White House issued a statement, summarized […]